Nollywood actress and mother of one, Mimi Orjiekwe who recently called out her ex husband Charles Billion, for being irresponsible and not taking care of their child, has stated that acting alone can not take care of her bills.
Speaking with Sunday Scoop, she said; “I still have a lot to do as an actor and woman, though I am enjoying my life. If I had known better, I would have probably pursued a career in the oil and gas sector. I love acting but there is no money in it as much as in the oil sector.
I have a lot of expenses; I have a baby, do charity, like to look good and have a family to support. For you to be able to do all these, you need to make a lot of money. Unfortunately, acting cannot give you much money.”
On competing with her colleagues in the industry, she said; “I am just myself. If you are successful today, I wish you the best but life is not all about competition. I only do things I love to do and it has helped me grow as an actress and individual.”
On how her parents took her decision to be an actor; When I wanted to get into acting, I didn’t have much trouble convincing my father. I am the only daughter and his favourite.
My father also knew that I would always go for anything I wanted and not let acting affect my education. He was so proud of me when people starting telling him that they saw me acting on screen. “I call my mother a hustler; I learnt how to be strong from her. Till now, I still learn a lot from her and she has always been there for me,” Orjiekwe added